Mrs. Beth Okantey, President
Beth holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work with a minor in Sociology from Pacific Lutheran University (1996) and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Walla Walla University (2001). Beth has been working in the area of social work for more than 20 years. Within the US, she worked with homeless adults assisting in an employment and work readiness program, with chronically mentally ill adults assisting them to live semi-independently, in the area of child welfare and in public health providing counseling for low income pregnant women and helping to implement a grassroots community development project. She also spent 2.5 years in Malawi, S. Africa and 1 year in Ghana, W. Africa as a US Peace Corps Volunteer and 1.5 years in London, UK working within child welfare. Currently, she teaches social work courses online for Portland State University, Ashford University and University of Alabama. She also developed and coordinates a program for social work students to complete their practicum hours in various organizations in Ghana. She has supervised 47 students participate from 13 universities.
Mr. Michael L. Tetteh, Faculty
Michael holds a B.A. (Hons.) degree in Economics from the University of Cape Coast and an MPhil in Finance from the University of Ghana. Michael has been a Researcher as well as a Tutor in his field for over three (3) years. He worked with StarLife Assurance Company Limited as a Data Investigation and Correction Officer before joining The Okantey Group Inc. Michael's key research interests rest in risk management and international finance. He has a number of published research papers to his credit in reputable peer reviewed journals. Michael serves as a Lecturer at Zenith University College, Ghana where he lectures in courses such as: Corporate Finance, Financial Risk Management, Financial Management, Investment Management, and Financial Risk Management in Banking and Finance. He is the Director of Academic Affairs at the Institute.
August 2010 – July 2012 University of Ghana, Legon
August 2004 – May 2008 University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast
Tetteh, M. L. and Okantey, P. C. (2015). Environmental Entrepreneurship and Resource Management. UCC-UoN-BRSU International Conference. University of Cape Coast, Ghana. October 29-30, 2015
Prof. Kojo Senah, Adjunct Faculty
Prof. Kodjo Senah obtained the B.A. (Hon) degree in Sociology from the University of Ghana in 1974 and the MPhil degree in Sociology from the same University in 1981. In 1997 he was awarded the PhD in Medical Anthropology by the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands.
Prof. Senah is in his 31st year as a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Ghana. In academic circles, he is commonly known as a Medical Anthropologist/Sociologist. However, he also lectures in Criminology, Rural Sociology and Rural Development. He has published extensively on health-related issues on Ghana and has consulted for a number of international agencies. Prof. Senah is also an adjunct Lecturer at Palm Institute.
Mr. Nicholas Oblitei Commey, Adjunct Faculty
Nicholas holds a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing from the University of Ghana (UG). He also holds a Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) degree from the University of Cape Coast (UCC). Nicholas has over five years professional experience where he worked in various institutions and handled several responsibilities. His last professional work experience was with Procredit Savings and Loans Company Ltd. where he served in various capacities which include Client Advisor, Corporate officer and Private Client Advisor and was voted as Procredit Star (Procredit annual awards for best employees) for two consecutive years (2009 and 2010). Nicholas' research interests are in relationship marketing and services marketing. Until his appointment at Palm Institute he worked as a teaching and research assistant at the marketing department of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS).
Mr. Reginald Mills-Owoo, Faculty
Reginald Mills-Owoo has over seven (7) years work experience as an Accountant. He has worked with a number of International Non-Governmental Organizations as a Project Accountant, on several international funded Projects. These include the European Community Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), UNHCR, the Dutch Government, Suzan Thompson Buffet to mention but a few. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at PISL
He was educated in both Ghana and US and holds an American degree in Accounting, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK), a Master Project Management (MPM) from the American Academy of Project Management and currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration –Finance at the University of St Mark & John (UK).
Reggie is acknowledged by clients, peers and management for willingness to consider all options, and use education as a tool for optimum performance and client retention. He has an intense personal interest in helping businesses and clients flourish which underscores his professional performance to date. Reginald is the Director of Finance at the Institute.
Mr. Joseph Oliver Okantey, Adjunct Faculty
Mr. Joseph Oliver Okantey is a product of the University of Ghana Business School, Legon. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Health Services Management, Bachelor of Science Human Resource Management, Diploma in Public Administration and a Certificate in Statistics. He has gathered a wealth of experience from years of working with several research organizations in the country.
Currently, he is working at the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) as a Principal Administrative Officer and attached to the Training Center of the Service. He has been part of the GSS Change Management Process and has attended various workshops organized by Gammey and Gammey Consults group on Performance Appraisal Management Systems. He has been a Resource Person on Foundation Training Programmes of the GSS for staff orientation as part of the Change Management activities. He has also been a Resource Person on Productivity Management for middle and senior level staff of the GSS.
Mr. Michael Ahadjie, Adjunct Faculty
Michael Ahadjie holds a B.A. (Hons.) degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Ghana and a Master’s degree in Business Administration-Management Information System option from the University of Ghana Business School. He served as a Teaching Assistant during his national service time at the Advance Institute of Information Technology – Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE). At AITI-KACE, Michael assisted in the training of students in the following areas: Database Technology, Web Technology, and Software Engineering. Michael has rich experience in Software Engineering, as a result of projects he worked on for financial institutions in the USA. He is currently an adjunct Lecturer at Palm Institute of Strategic Leadership. Michael’s research interests are in Mobile Technology and Offshore Software outsourcing development.
Mr. Kwabena Darko Akuamoah, Adjunct Faculty
Kwabena Darko Akuamoah holds a Master of Philosophy in Archaeology and a B.A. (Hons.) degree in Geography and Resource Development from the University of Ghana. He is currently a PhD candidate with the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. He has more than eight (8) years of teaching experience with the School of Continuing and Distance Education, University of Ghana. At the School of Continuing and Distance Education, Kwabena assisted with tutoring students in the following areas: African and the diaspora, as well as culture and development. He is currently an adjunct Lecturer at Palm Institute of Strategic Leadership. Kwabena’s research interests are in: Africa and colonial encounters, cross culture analysis and historical archaeology.
Mr. Gabriel Kofi Nzulu
Mr. Gabriel Kofi Nzulu completed his first degree at the University of Ghana, Legon with a BSc. in Physics and Geology in June 2000. He did his Master of Science Degree (MSc.) in Materials Physics and Nanotechnology at Linkoping University in Sweden from 2005-2007. He started his MBA and MSc. in Computer Science with the focus on Informatics at the Blekinge Institute of Technology and University West respectively in Sweden from 2006-2010. He has five postgraduate Diplomas in Nanotechnology, Growth of Semi-conductors, Chemical Sensor Technology, Power Device Technology and New Materials from the Linkoping University, Sweden. He took graduate diploma in Renewable Energy with specialization in WindPower at the Gotland University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Energy at the Royal Technical University, Sweden. He also took Graduate Diploma in Marketing, Postgraduate Diplomas in Global Economy and Strategic Human Resource Management at the Gotland, Lund and Kristianstad Universities respectively in 2008. He then studied Exergetics at the Gotland University in Sweden in 2009. Gabriel started his PhD in Physics at the Dublin City University, Ireland in 2009 and has since deferred. Gabriel works as a Geologist/ Geophysicist but can also work as a consultant in various fields including HR, Design Research, Energy, and Engineering. He is the founder of Brain-stormers Ghana; a research group that is focused on creating and designing set of innovative ideas to solve problems.
Dr. Abu Yaya
Dr. Abu Yaya completed his first degree in Chemistry at the University of Cape Coast in 2001. He holds a master’s degree in Materials Science from the Aveiro University in Portugal (2006-2008) and a PhD in Computational Modelling of Nano-materials from the University of Nantes in France from 2008-2012. Dr. Yaya has extensive research experience in Laboratory Analytical Methods with an eye for quality. His experiences are in the following: Raman Spectrometers, Scanning Electron Microscopy, UV visible Spectrometers and Highly Advance Computational Techniques. Dr. Yaya is an Adjunct faculty at Palm Institute.
Dr. (Mrs.) Epiphania Emefa Bonsi, Adjunct Faculty
Dr. (Mrs.) Epiphania Emefa Bonsi has over forty years of experience as a counseling and mental health professional and serves as the Director of Counselling Skills Development Institute. Dr. Bonsi holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana and a BSc. from Tuskegee University, Alabama where she graduated with Summa Cum Laude. She currently lectures at Methodist University College, University of Education, Winneba, Central University, Ghana and Palm Institute of Strategic Leadership.
Dr. Bonsi has worked in three countries and served various positions. In the USA, she was employed as a Team Leader/Clinical Specialist at Bluegrass Oakwood in Somerset, Kentucky, where she was responsible for developing and training staff on several key behavior and assessment techniques. She has also worked as a Staff Psychologist at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina where she counselled, supervised and taught students. She also served as Clinical Fellow (Post Doc) at the Counseling & Psychological Services at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. In Ghana, Dr. Bonsi was the Director of the Counseling & Placement Center at the University of Ghana, Legon and the National Guidance Coordinator for Ghana Education Service.
Dr. Bonsi was a lecturer/Head of Department at Advanced Teachers College in Akwanga, Plateau State of Nigeria. She has served as a consultant to several organizations, both local and international. Dr. Bonsi’s time is not only spent on professional activities, she has also invested in raising awareness on marriage and family life issues in many churches in Ghana as well as preparing couples for marriage. She continues to provide services as a Counselling Psychologist as well as training participants in the practice of counseling to various organizations. She is a licensed Psychologist, member of American Psychological Association and Ghana Psychological Association.
Mr. Bernard Baah Duah, Adjunct Lecturer
Mr. Bernard Baah Duah holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Accounting a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Economics (Combined Major) both from the University of Ghana, Legon. He is a Level three (3) candidate of the Institute of Chartered Accountancy (Ghana). Mr. Duah has over ten (10) years of professional experience in teaching and research. He is the author of “Financial Accounting for Senior High Schools’’: A text book for Senior High School students. Currently, he is the head of Business Department at the Asamankese Senior High School and also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at Palm Institute of Strategic Leadership.
Dr. Peter Carlos Okantey, Adjunct Faculty
Peter holds a Doctorate Degree and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Strategic Leadership from Regent University’s School of Business and Leadership, Virginia, USA. He holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Organizational Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration both from Warner Pacific College. He also holds a teaching certificate from the Presbyterian College of Education in Ghana, West Africa and a Public Administration Diploma from the University of Ghana Business School. In 2009, Peter received the Young Alumni of the Year Award from Warner Pacific College. Peter serves as a full-time lecturer at the William Ofori-Atta Institute of Integrity at Central University College. He is the founder and president of The Okantey Group of Companies and the Naa Amerley Palm Education (NAPE) Foundation. Peter has over eighteen years of professional work experience including, founding and managing a consulting business and non-profit organisation, working within the private and non-profit sector in leadership positions in Ghana and the United States. He taught at the School of Business at Portland State University United States for several years prior to relocating to Ghana with his family. Peter is an academic, an author, a speaker and a consultant. He is the founder of Palm Institute of Strategic Leadership.
Regent University Virginia Beach, Virginia 2012
Warner Pacific College Portland, Oregon 2008
Warner Pacific College Portland, Oregon 2006
Tetteh, M. L. and Okantey, P. C. (2015). Environmental Entrepreneurship and Resource Management. UCC-UoN-BRSU International Conference. University of Cape Coast, Ghana. October 29-30, 2015.
Special Guest of Honor. Presented a paper on the topic: "The Role of the Youth in Tackling the Scio-economic Challenges of the International Systems” at the Life-Link Model United Nations Conference (LTMUN), Accra International Conference Centre, 8th July, 2015
Current Research Interests
Miss Mabel Mensah, Adjunct Faculty
Miss Mabel Mensah holds a Master of Philosophy Degree in Public Administration, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology with Philosophy all from the University of Ghana, Legon. Mabel served as a Teaching & Research Assistant at the Department of Public Administration in the University of Ghana Business School for a year. She is currently a course instructor at the School of Continuing and Distant Education at the University of Ghana. She also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at Palm Institute. She has over three years of teaching experience across all levels of education. Her research interests are in Rural Development, Project Management, Public Policy Making and Women Empowerment.
Bernice Ananga Alembummah, Adjunct Faculty
Miss Bernice Ananga holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Professional Studies and Master of Philosophy in Marketing from the University of Ghana. She served as a Research and Teaching Assistant for two years at the University of Ghana Business School. She has over two years experience in academia at the tertiary level, especially in the area of Business Administration (Marketing and Entrepreneurship) and other related areas. She has a focus of building the interest of tertiary students in the area of entrepreneurship. Currently, she is the General Manager of Abe Colours and also an Adjunct Lecturer at Palm Institute. She is also the main coordinator for a capacity building program here at Palm known as the Palm Hive.
Nathaniel Newman, Adjunct Lecturer
Newman holds a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing from the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from the Methodist University College Ghana (MUCG). Newman also has a certificate in Marketing and Selling & Sales Management from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). His entire work experience has been in the educational sector. He worked as a teacher during his national service with Christian Home Academy and currently serves as the administrator of the same institution. His research interests include corporate social responsibility & ethics and customer service management.